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Anchor Drop, January 31, 2019: What’s Wrong?

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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Vanderbilt Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

So: the day after Vanderbilt’s most recent performance — an 87-52 home loss to Kentucky, the worst loss for Vanderbilt at Memorial Gym since a 120-81 loss to... Kentucky, back in 1996, everybody’s got an opinion about just what the problem with this team is.

Bryce Drew mentioned “rogue players,” or guys deviating from the game plan. Cutler Klein openly wonders if this is rock bottom or if things can possibly get worse than this. (Don’t ask if things can get worse. Things can always get worse.) And there’s also podcasting! The Vanderbilt Hustler, the Tennessean, and VandySports all have opinions in podcast form.

Here’s the thing: the list of things that are going right with this basketball team is very short at the moment. The list of things that are wrong is, well, basically everything else. We have no answers and lots of questions. We reiterate:

Vanderbilt News

The women’s basketball team heads to Texas A&M tonight. The Aggies are currently ranked in the Top 25 and Vanderbilt is... not. The Commodores are 6-14 and 1-6 in the SEC; unlike the men’s team, though, their worst performances appear to be behind them. Tonight’s game will tip off at 7:30 PM CT and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

The Vanderbilt baseball team will be on national television 12 times this season. Eleven of those games will be broadcast on one of the various ESPN networks, with the season opener against Virginia on the MLB Network. The remaining games will mostly be on the SEC Network Plus.

Vanderbilt women’s tennis coach Geoff MacDonald was named the Professional Tennis Registry Jim Verdieck College Coach of the Year on Wednesday.